Nest, 2011
Single-channel HD video, 10m25s

Nest is a video I made as part of the Oasis body of work. Nest features the incredible Japanese butoh performer Yumi Umiumare as Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess. Nest explores the myth of Amaterasu and its intersection with the contemporary Japanese phenomenon of hikikomori or 'shut in' syndrome - acute social withdrawal suffered by between 1 and 3 million young people (mostly men) in Japan.

Performer: Yumi Umiumare
Sound design: Dan West
Director/concept/editor: Eugenia Lim
Camera: Eugenia Lim, Alice Glenn, Paul Philipson
Costume: Kat Chan
Lighting: Paul Philipson